VW agrees to buy back diesel vehicles, fund clean air efforts
2016-06-29 05:23:01 UTC
German automaker Volkswagen AG will pay as much as $15.3 billion after admitting it cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, agreeing to buy back vehicles from consumers and provide funding that could benefit makers of cleaner technologie...
Apple To boycott the GOP Convention Because of Donald Trump
2016-06-19 06:43:47 UTC
Apple To boycott the GOP Convention Because of Donald Trump. That seems to be the message underlying a story from Politico, which cites unnamed sources in reporting that the Cupertino, California-based maker of the iPhone and other iconic tech gad...
Dollar extends losses, stocks add to gains after Fed
2016-06-15 18:51:47 UTC
Global stock markets briefly added to gains while the U.S. dollar extended losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged.
U.S. bond yields fell after the statement by the U.S. central bank, which also s...
Trump University: Judge orders document release
2016-05-29 21:40:14 UTC
Washington — A federal judge ( called a "hater" and a "Mexican" by Donald Trump ) is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican p...
Bob Arum offers $20 million for Trump-Sanders debate
2016-05-28 08:45:41 UTC
<h2><i>Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions is ready to promote “The heavyweight debate: Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders.”</i></h2>
The idea of the debate was first proposed on Wednesday night when Trump appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel asked Tr...
Microsoft to explicitly ban 'terrorist content' on its services
2016-05-21 18:38:14 UTC
With the world growing more concerned about attacks by militant groups on civilians, Microsoft Corp on Friday outlined new policies to crack down what it called "terrorist content" on some of its consumer services.
In a blog post, the company s...
Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online
2016-05-09 22:41:21 UTC
The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online.
The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org.
The Panama Papers have shown how some...
Facebook revenue rose more than 50 percent as mobile ad sales surge
2016-04-28 07:33:07 UTC
Facebook revenue rose more than 50 percent as mobile ad sales surge.
Facebook handily beat Wall Street expectations with a 50 percent jump in revenue driven by its wildly popular mobile app and push into live video. The company also proposed a...
George Clooney Says Bernie Sanders Is 'Absolutely Right'
2016-04-17 20:44:38 UTC
George Clooney said this weekend that presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders was "absolutely right" to protest the amount of money involved in political fundraisers such as the one Clooney co-hosted Friday night in support of candidate Hillary...
Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption
2016-05-09 22:46:10 UTC
<h2><i>Panama Papers affair widens as database goes <a
href="http://global-gathering.com/news/16484"><strong>online</strong></h2></a><h4>A global network of journalists has published the names of thousands of offshore companies mentioned in the l...
Apple unveils smaller, cheaper products
2016-03-21 18:33:14 UTC
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday unveiled a smaller, cheaper iPhone aimed at new buyers, especially in emerging markets and China, the world's biggest buyer of smartphones, as the technology company looks to reverse a decline in worldwide sales of its...
U.S. businessman, "Young Global Leader," jailed in Iran
2016-02-22 19:25:36 UTC
An American businessman jailed in Iran since October has broken his hunger strike, his mother wrote on social media on Monday.
Siamak Namazi, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was detained in Iran in October while visiting family. Iranian authoritie...
Worst performers in Dow Jones Industrials
2016-01-20 18:37:40 UTC
Wall Street moved deep into the red on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest since February 2014 and extending this year's selloff as oil prices continued to plummet unabated.
The rout was across the board: all 30 Dow components and al...
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has record opening
2015-12-19 07:32:17 UTC
LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hurtled toward $120 million at the U.S. and Canadian box office on Friday and a potential record-breaking $215 million through Sunday, giving the long-awaited movie a shot at the biggest opening weekend...
Social media step up battle against militant propaganda
2015-12-06 07:57:06 UTC
Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web.
Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity.
In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the ...
U.S. store sales down slightly for Thanksgiving and Black Friday
2015-11-29 09:27:46 UTC
Sales at U.S. brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were down slightly from last year, but the performance was still seen as strong in a holiday shopping season where discounts spread well beyond the weekend and many shopper...
EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy
2015-10-06 16:41:03 UTC
EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy.
The court case stemmed from a complaint by Austrian law student Max Schrems, who challenged Facebook's transfers of European users' data to its American servers because...
Salmonella outbreak: Cucumbers sold under the Andrew & Williamson, Limited Edition label kills one in the US
2015-09-05 05:58:03 UTC
<i><h4>Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015.
Those who have eaten cucumbers are urged to see a doctor if th...
Donald Trump: Most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings"
2015-08-28 07:09:07 UTC
Donald Trump had to do a bit of damage control on Thursday after repeatedly dropping Carl Icahn's name in a campaign speech and then saying most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings."
Icahn, the billionaire ...
Panic: U.S. Stock Market Crash
2015-08-25 03:12:30 UTC
Panic: U.S. Stock Market Crash. Dow Jones on deep worry over Beijing's economy
U.S. stocks ended more than 4 percent lower on Monday, their fifth straight drop, in an unusually volatile session that confirmed the S&P 500 was formally in a corre...
Google installed eavesdropping tool on your computers without permission
2015-06-23 16:30:56 UTC
Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission. Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations. Privacy campaigners and open source de...
Boeing: Potential for over 1,000 jets in mid-market
2015-06-15 08:57:40 UTC
Boeing Co (BA.N) is exploring a potential market of over 1,000 aircraft in a niche between its single-aisle 737 and wide-body 787, but has not decided whether to invest in a new jetliner, its sales chief said on Sunday.
Airlines have told the p...
Dow opens higher for first time in five days
2015-06-10 16:15:16 UTC
The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher on Wednesday for the first time in five days and returned to positive territory for the year as a selloff in the equities market took a breather.
U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday, after three days...
Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas
2015-06-09 21:02:14 UTC
Exclusive (Reuters) - Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company ...